Kathryn Posted November 15, 2011 Share Posted November 15, 2011 My son was given the Stanford-Binet as part of his autism evaluation early this year (he was 5y3m at the time and was diagnosed with high-functioning autism). I am wondering if the results of this test have anything to tell me about his strengths/weaknesses, but I don't know how to interpret them. I know there were a lot of questions that he knew the answers to that he got "wrong." During the test, he refused to do several tasks (entirely omitting an entire section) that involved talking. Sometimes he would write his answer instead of speaking. I'm not sure how that affected his scores. He also thinks it's funny to get things wrong, so on the "puzzle"-type questions, he would do it completely wrong and then she would ask him to do it right and he would. Again, I am not sure how that was scored. And then towards the end, he got bored and just said "I don't know" for a lot of things. So, do these results help me at all? Is there anything I can glean from them that will help me understand better his strengths and weaknesses? I have copied below what the report we were given said: He was administered the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB-V) as a measure of cognitive developmental skills and to assess behavior in a structured, task-oriented situation. The SB-V yields a Full Scale IQ standard score that is comprised of his performances across the Nonverbal and Verbal Domains, Factor Scores are also calculated. These reflect different areas of cognitive competencies and are comprised of both verbal and nonverbal skills. On the SB-V, his scores indicated a Nonverbal IQ standard score of 112 (High Average Range) and a Verbal IQ standard score of 119 (High Average Range). His Full Scale IQ score was a 116 (High Average Range). Within the nonverbal domain, his scores across factors assessed generally indicated skills slightly above what would be expected for the majority of children his same age. With regard to his performances within the verbal domain, demonstrated abilities across factors generally measured in the High Average range. One exception to this pattern was his verbal performance in the area of working memory, which produced a score in the Low Average range for age. However, it should be noted that he refused to perform this task. His scores on the SB-V are summarized in the table below: Nonverbal Subtests Fluid Reasoning 15 Knowledge 7 Quantitative Reasoning 12 Visual Spatial 12 Working Memory 13 Verbal Subtests Fluid Reasoning 16 Knowledge 12 Quantitative Reasoning 12 Visual Spatial 12 Working Memory -- IQ Scores** Full Scale IQ 116 Nonverbal IQ 112 Verbal IQ 119 Factor Index Scores** Fluid Reasoning 132 Knowledge 97 Quantitative Reasoning 111 Visual Spatial 111 Working Memory 80 *(Mean:10; SD:3) **(Mean:100; SD=15) On the SB-V, a measure of cognitive abilities, he demonstrated skills largely in the high average range of functioning. ln regard to relative weaknesses he demonstrated some struggles with verbal working memory and refused to engage in some testing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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